Soulforce Action at the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville, June 21-22, 2005

Dear Soulforce Friends,Laura Rottman and Gene Hannold distribute Soulforce booklets in Nashville

On Tuesday, June 22, six volunteers with Soulforce worked to distribute over 500 pro-gay Bible studies outside the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. We arrived at 7:30am and worked until 2:00pm, handing out the booklets and talking with Southern Baptists attending the annual meeting of the SBC. We were interviewed by all four local Nashville TV stations and several newspapers reported on our actions.

On the previous night, the local GLBT community in Nashville organized a "Faithful Witness" where approximately 100 people turned out to march around the Gaylord Entertainment Center seven times while holding candles and singing.

Jamie McDaniel
Soulforce Southern Baptist Team Co-chair

More About the Action in Nashville:

Photos from Tuesday, June 22

Messenger-Inquirer Article: Two Sides of Homosexuality Debate Present at Convention

Oklahoman Article: Caution Urged With Schools

Press Release: Gays Who Grew Up Southern Baptist to Distribute Pro-Gay Bible Studies at 2005 Southern Baptist Convention

Soulforce Booklets Distributed in Nashville:

Christian Youth: An Important Voice in the Present Struggle for Gay Rights in America

What the Bible Says – And Doesn’t Say – About Homosexuality